Milton Keynes Arts Centre launches fundraising auction

7–21 March 2015, online

Danny Rolph Tom Woolner Richard Slee Kris Emmerson Kris Emmerson Karin Ruggaber Jake and Dinos Chapman Des Lawrence

Non-profit cultural centre Milton Keynes is launching a fundraising online auction to support their artist-led outreach programme working with children from local communities with limited access to arts resources. For the occasion, 46 artists and designers, including Jeremy Deller, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Housley, Richard Slee and Richard Wentworth, were invited to create an original work on a ceramic plate, which will be available for bids online from 7–21 March with a general starting price of £100. The plates will also be featured in an exhibition at Milton Keynes art centre for the duration of the auction.

All the funds raised through the auction will be used to pursue the development of ‘A Space of Possibilities’, an outreach educational project led by architects Studio Weave, inviting children and adults from neighbouring estates to design a series of temporary structures in the gardens of MK Arts Centre; the funds will also help to build a residency programme in the 17th-century Almhouse situated in the historic grounds of the Arts Centre.

Click here to browse the auction catalogue and register for bidding.